Planning a vacation with kids or wanting to unleash the child within you, then think no more and book yourself a thrill-filled holiday to London. There are lots of thrilling activities to indulge in London itself but what you must not miss are the massive theme parks and funfairs in and around the city. Some theme parks are dedicated to kids only but they still have lots of things for grown-ups to do as well, and there are other theme parks and funfairs that are for anyone and everyone. A lot of pop-up or seasonal funfairs take place in London’s massive parks and gardens. Plus, there are other permanent adventure theme parks that are humongous and are located just a little outside of London city.
Now that you are thinking of a holiday to London city for all the adventure and thrill, you must book a hotel in central London. The most ideal hotel to book is the Park Grand Paddington Court Hotel. Located in the heart of the city it offers a wide range of facilities and services to make your stay as comfortable as it can be. Whether you are travelling with family or alone the hotel’s services are amazing. The location is great as it’s only moments away from the paddington station, from where you can easily travel outside of London via trains, within London and even to the airport via the Heathrow Express. Book directly with them and you might get special offers in this London hotel.
If you are not from London, it can be hard to tell the difference between a funfair and a theme park. So just to clarify for international travellers, a theme park is a permanent massive place where rides, shops and entertainment units are permanently installed whereas a funfair has very basic and temporary rides that can be flat packed and can be moved to different parks or different towns.
Here’s a list of funfairs and theme parks you must visit around London for a thrilling and adventurous time.
Chessington world of adventure resorts
One of the most popular adventure parks of the UK, this place is a great place for everyone- kids, youngsters and even adults. This place has thrilling rides of all levels that different kinds of people can enjoy and ride. Because the Chessington world of adventure is a permanent location adventure park, the venue features a zoo with exotic animals, a sea life centre along with several live entertainment shows taking place here every now and then. It is a perfect place to plan a day out with friends or for families with kids. You can even book a stay here and make it a short break with your friends and family. To easily travel to this destination, it’s ideal to book yourself an accommodation in Paddington, London.
Location: Leatherhead Rd, Chessington KT9 2NE
Another very popular amusement park in the UK is Thorpe Park, this theme park is an island like no other. Only 20 minutes away from central London this place has some thrilling rides that will give you the right adrenaline rush. If you want you can book a night at one of its in-premises hotels or a hotel close by. Offering a variety of rides that are for people who have no-fear of rides to people who like smooth and slow rides, this place has great shops, eating joints as well as some awesome events that regularly take place at the premises.
Location: Staines Rd, Chertsey KT16 8PN
Paultons Park home of Peppa Pig World
This theme park is especially for all those kids all over the world who love Peppa pig. Your little Peppa Pig fans will love this place and will remember the exclusive experience all their life. Located in the New Forest National Park, near the village of Ower, in Hampshire England the venue features over 70 rides and attractions. Based on the theme of popular children’s animated television series Peppa Pig, here you can witness a lifesize installation of the Peppa Pig family. From Peppa pig themed rides to animatronic dinosaurs, you and your family will have a gala time here. Spread over 140 acres of land, it also features a collection of around 80 species of birds and animals. Most of the rides and entertainment things are designed for children and families and hence is an ideal family theme park. People from all over the world come with their kids to visit the Peppa Pig themed park.
Location: Ower, Romsey SO51 6AL. Nearest railway station is Totton
Legoland, Windsor Resort
Everyone loves lego, it is not for only kids, the grown ups like it as much and some practice it as a hobby too. Just imagine a theme park based on lego, it sounds so thrilling and exciting. One of the most popular theme parks, the Legoland of Windsor is beautifully created with a huge installation made with actual Lego. Here you can see a mini Lego-built London, Star Wars or the Kingdom of Atlantis and many other creations made out of lego will leave you awestruck. Apart from the structures and and installations made of Lego, you can even enjoy a ride on the Lego go kart and water rides on a hot summer day. This popular theme park witnesses around 2.2 millions visitors every year from all over the world. The park is also a resort where one can book a stay and make it into a small vacation with friends and family.
Location: Winkfield Rd, Windsor SL4 4AY
But if you don’t wish to travel outside of London then you can visit the many funfairs that take place in London parks and other open areas. And for theme parks you can indulge in the activities and adventure thrills at the Go Ape at Trent Park which is great for youngsters and adults. For preschoolers, toddlers and other young kids you can visit the Old McDonald’s Farm and fun park at Weald Road Brentwood (CM14 5AY). And on your way back to your hotel you can enjoy a meal at one of the lovely restaurants near Paddington station.